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Motivation and persistence: engaging all relevant target groups in basic skills learning

by Zsolt Vincze
Language: EN
Document available also in: LV SL


The European Basic Skills Network (EBSN) will hold a two-day online discussion from Thursday, June 14that 12:00 (CET) to 17:00 (CET) on Friday, June 15th on how to engage relevant target groups in basic skills learning.

The Upskilling Pathways Initiative focuses strongly on the need to raise the level of functional literacy, numeracy and digital competence among low-qualified European adults. Experience from recent years, however, shows that it is often difficult to attract this target group to learning provision.

The discussion will address the following questions:

  • What are the success factors for national policies that aim to make a real impact on all target groups in need, both in terms of initial outreach and in terms of ensuring the persistence of learners in a continued learning process?
  • Do you know of any examples, in your own country or beyond, of successful programs for basic skills provision that engage learners within especially vulnerable target groups?
  • How can we ensure at policy level that basic skills provision is attractive, flexible, relevant, motivating, rewarding and leads to concrete and tangible results for the learners?

We look forward to reading your answers and discussing them with you and other colleagues. In preparation for the discussion we recommend that you check these blog articles, reports and resources already published on EPALE:

The discussion will run from 12.00 (CET) on Thursday, June 14th to 17.00 (CET) on Friday, June 15th, and will be moderated by EBSN Secretary General Graciela Sbertoli.

Please join the discussion here

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